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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2009, 15:37:53 PM »
Signed and emailed it to loads of people too.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 14:37:03 PM »
My god you should see the state of my house lol but I would never dream of doing this  >:(

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2009, 08:18:52 AM »
Thank you, we're on 1353 at the moment but need m-o-r-e, if anyone is in any other groups and could post the link we'd be so grateful, this is a horrible thing and needs to be stopped.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2009, 22:40:07 PM »
Done

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2009, 22:25:59 PM »
signed

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2009, 15:09:38 PM »
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Whichever way you look at it the US has a lot of catching up to do! So did you sign please? :stop:

Of course I did! It's a typically human thing to do; decide we're domesticating an animal and then expect it to act a certain way to fit into our lifestyle. :doh:




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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2009, 09:27:38 AM »
I have signed
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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 23:45:06 PM »
Signed - makes me so sad and angry that America calls itself a civilised country.
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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2009, 16:07:24 PM »
So very signed

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2009, 15:52:00 PM »
Thank you, you're all stars  :best 2:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 14:12:06 PM »
Already signed.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2009, 13:58:41 PM »
Signed

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 07:15:43 AM »
Much appreciated,  :thanks:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2009, 21:04:36 PM »
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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 20:17:47 PM »
I can't get my head around why people in the USA (and Canada) don't see it for what it is.

They still do that horrible ear thing to dogs too :(
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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 19:45:19 PM »
Signed!  :(

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 18:47:37 PM »
Thanks for that, I've been searching the Net for hard proof,  :Crazy:,never thought about the welfare act.

My sister used to be a veterinary nurse (now retired) she can remember one day anout 20-25 years ago someone coming into the practice where she worked and asking about having their cat declawed, she said the vet absolutely blew them out and their feet never touched the ground.  She was relieved because she said she would have walked out of her job rather than assist with the operation.

I can't get my head around why people in the USA (and Canada) don't see it for what it is.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 18:39:09 PM »
Not 100% sure, but I think someone on here said it isn't actually illegal in the UK; just that most vets in this country don't feel comfortable performing the operation. I could be wrong. Either way, a very worthy reason to start a petition.

It is actually illegal now. The recent Animal Welfare act made it illegal.  Before that, it wasn't technically illegal (although it could have come under the banner of cruelty as it is an unnecessary medical procedure), just wasn't practiced.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 18:15:02 PM »
signed. Thanks for putting this up

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 16:54:18 PM »
Well if you're splitting hairs maybe "banned" isn't the word, :) of course if it is a medical necessity for example a broken or infected toe that can't be saved then a vet needs to be able to amputate that one particular toe without fear of reprisal but the following is a list of countries in which declawing cats is either illegal or considered extremely inhumane and only performed under extreme circumstances.
England
Scotland
Wales
Italy
France
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Norway
Sweden
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Ireland
Denmark
Finland
Slovenia
Portugal
Belgium
Brazil
Australia
New Zealand
Yugoslavia
Japan

Whichever way you look at it the US has a lot of catching up to do! So did you sign please? :stop:

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 22:06:19 PM »
Not 100% sure, but I think someone on here said it isn't actually illegal in the UK; just that most vets in this country don't feel comfortable performing the operation. I could be wrong. Either way, a very worthy reason to start a petition.




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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 18:30:17 PM »
Yes but if we don't try then there is NO chance, thank you very much for signing.

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Re: petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 18:11:07 PM »
I signed it but I can't see Americans listening to anyone




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petition to ban declawing of cats in the USA
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 18:00:47 PM »
http://www.petitionthem.com/default.asp?sect=detail&pet=4312

Unbelievably even though declawing is banned in over 25 countries, including the UK, cat owners in the USA are still having kittens and cats declawed.  Declawing is actually a misnomer because as cats claws are really part of the bone of the toe their toes are amputated at the last knuckle joint, a bit like us losing the ends of all our fingers and toes and of course cats still have to use their sore paws to walk on, groom, stretch and scratch in litter trays with.
According to American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines declawing should be a last resort for clawing problems (though I disagree with declawing for any but dire medical reasons) and yet some veterinary practices offer it routinely along with neutering and vaccination as a "package" for kittens, hardly last resort when the kittens have barely had the chance to gain control of their claws let alone demonstrate whether or not they're going to use them destructively.  The reasons people give for declawing are that they don't want their furniture or curtains clawed, they have young children or they don't want their cats to scratch each other, but how do they think people in more enlightened countries have managed for many years without resorting to amputating cats toes? None of our children have come to any harm, a swift scratch has taught them a valuable lesson in not mithering cats. The fact is that they are too idle to buy scratching posts and train their cat how to use them.
We have a petition here http://www.petitionthem.com/default.asp?sect=detail&pet=4312 calling on the AVMA for a ban on declawing, because although many vets now refuse to do it there are still many more that are prepared to do it and who make big money from it.  People have said why bother, it's America not here? But cats are cats and all cats deserve to keep the claws they were born with.
We have met up and become friendly with Annie Bruce a USA author and cat behaviourist who along with colleagues has been trying for fifteen years to get a ban so it's going to be a long hard battle but we will fight on until cats toes are no longer amputated for the sake of a sofa.
Here is our group dedicated to the cause http://clawsforever.ning.com/

 


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